By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
Former Governor of Anambr State and Presidential Candidate of Labour Party in the last general election Mr. Peter Obi, has donated a whooping sum of 10 million naira to the new University On the Niger.
Obi made the donation during the school orientation program in o
In their separate speeches during the orientation programme for the pioneer students of the institution held at Archbishop C. J. Patterson Auditorium, Onitsha, Obi and Nebo said the “uniqueness of our university stems, first, from the fact that it is a faith-based institution.
They also said it is an entrepreneurial university; a university that is built on the solid principle of entrepreneurship, because it intends to produce students who have an entrepreneurial mindset.
Obi, a former Anambra State governor whose administration upgraded the standard of education and renovated schools, earlier visited the Iyi-Enu Mission Teaching Hospital, a take-off campus of the institution where he expressed satisfaction over the work on the ground and made a donation of N10 million to the university for its further development.
Nebo in his opening speech encouraged the students not to relent in their various disciplines in the school and took time to explain the philosophical uniqueness underpinning the institution.
Responding while receiving the cheque of N10 million from Obi, the Bishop on the Niger, Dr Owen Nwokolo, expressed appreciation for Obi’s magnanimity and the special love he has for education and the things of God.